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Foo Whiter

NFL starts this week

Anyone into it? I noticed Dock had a Steelers Helmet Logo after the super bowl. Ive only got into it the last couple of seasons & im a Green Bay Packers man. I talked to Cuts about it on TOP alot & he's a Jets man. Anymore for anymore?
Grind

I'm going to see the Patriots play Buffalo on Monday night.

Does that count?
Foo Whiter

Of course it does, nearly went with the Patriots myself the season i started watching it, it was when the Patriots went unbeaten & Tom Brady was king. But thought it would be a bit like picking who was top of the premier league as a team.

I plumped for Green Bay after watching Rodgers come on to replace an injured Favre in a game against Philly. He was brilliant although Green Bay went on to lose. Decided from then on they were my adopted team. Cuts told me it wasn't a bad choice.
Grind

Foo Whiter wrote:
Of course it does, nearly went with the Patriots myself the season i started watching it, it was when the Patriots went unbeaten & Tom Brady was king. But thought it would be a bit like picking who was top of the premier league as a team.

I plumped for Green Bay after watching Rodgers come on to replace an injured Favre in a game against Philly. He was brilliant although Green Bay went on to lose. Decided from then on they were my adopted team. Cuts told me it wasn't a bad choice.


No - they've got some history behind them and I like Favre, although it might've been better for his legacy if he had reired "properly" but I suppose you can't blame him given the money involved.

I usually get to a couple of Pants games a season and it's as close to a footy atmosphere as I've seen here - especially if the teams are vaguely local (e.g. Buffalo and the NY teams). They were totally crap when I first got here in 1998, but I decided early on that I should stick with the Boston teams (Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, NE Revolution) and most have since become pretty good value.

I took my visiting father-in-law to the last regular game of last season in an absolute blizzard and we froze our frickin' nuts off in freezing rain in a very one-sided game against Arizona - during which my father-in-law (who's South African!) managed to drop one of his gloves into a portapotty and he bent in and fished it out, only for the piss to freeze on his hand. I'd've laughed more if my teeth weren't chattering so much.

Green Bay might even be worse than here, where the cheerleaders only look anything like Michelin men for the first couple of games (they even changed at halftime in the preseason game I went to a week or so ago as it was getting too nippy). If you want to see anything other than bouncing blobs, I guess Dallas is the place to watch.

Looking forward to the NFL starting again.  

* Don't tell my footy mates. *
Plastic Man

I'm also a Jets' man.

Like a lot of people at the time, my interest principally started with the original Channel 4 coverage back in the early 80s. I also used to tune into the US Armed Forces Radio of an evening to follow the American Football and baseball. I'd listen to the basketball and hockey as well, but wasn't such a big fan.

With the advent of the internet, Armed Forces Radio doesn't appear to broadcast sport anymore, presumably due to licensing restrictions and an ability to control who can listen or not.

I still take an interest in baseball, but haven't watched a football game in years. Did once go to see the Houston Oilers in the Astrodome. I don't know if either even exist now. A sport with such long periods of inactivity that it appears that its primary purpose is to give you no reason not to go to the beer or hotdog stand.

I've been to quite a few baseball games over the years (Dodgers, Astros and Oilers). The games also last a fair while (3 hours plus), but they seem to have a lot more going on for longer periods compared to football games.
Grind

Plastic Man wrote:
I'm also a Jets' man.

Like a lot of people at the time, my interest principally started with the original Channel 4 coverage back in the early 80s. I also used to tune into the US Armed Forces Radio of an evening to follow the American Football and baseball. I'd listen to the basketball and hockey as well, but wasn't such a big fan.

With the advent of the internet, Armed Forces Radio doesn't appear to broadcast sport anymore, presumably due to licensing restrictions and an ability to control who can listen or not.

I still take an interest in baseball, but haven't watched a football game in years. Did once go to see the Houston Oilers in the Astrodome. I don't know if either even exist now. A sport with such long periods of inactivity that it appears that its primary purpose is to give you no reason not to go to the beer or hotdog stand.

I've been to quite a few baseball games over the years (Dodgers, Astros and Oilers). The games also last a fair while (3 hours plus), but they seem to have a lot more going on for longer periods compared to football games.


I went to the Pants v Jets game last year where Favre played and the bad guys won. There was even a bit of mindless violence in the crowd.  

The Oilers are no more - in true Wimbledon franchise form they took away their jumpers and moved to Tennessee to become the Titans.

Baseball is probably a better way to spend three hours - especially as the Sun is usually out.
Foo Whiter

Great stories lads especially the father in law one Grind.

Only been to the baseball in toronto at the Sky Dome. So feckin dull it made watching Geoff Boycott bats for 3 days in the 80's look interesting.

Got into the hockey though on my 1st tour of Canada. I liked the Red Wings.

I don't mind basketball either. But we all these sports i don't think i'd go watch a much poorer version in the UK.
bearing

Used to be a Saints man back in the 80's, whilst all my mates were Miami Dolphins or Chicago Bears.

Can't say I'm that interested now.
Pond Life

I understand NFL, i get the rules and the concept. When C% used to show all the American sports late at night i would watch it. I have no preference for a team. I prefer it to rugby. Not sure i'd want to watch it live at the stadium.
Grind

Pond Life wrote:
I understand NFL, i get the rules and the concept. When C% used to show all the American sports late at night i would watch it. I have no preference for a team. I prefer it to rugby. Not sure i'd want to watch it live at the stadium.


Not when it's -20C anyway.  

I usually DVR games here and watch them later on to avoid all the irritating breaks.
Plastic Man

Plastic Man wrote:
I've been to quite a few baseball games over the years (Dodgers, Astros and Oilers).


I'm embarrassed to say I meant (the Baltimore) Orioles (my team, a typographical mistake compounded due the fact that I have closely followed their misfortunes for many years now), not the Oilers. The Houston Oilers and the Houston Astros shared the Astrodome, at least for the late 80s, early 90s.

Houston is a strange part of the world. A very good friend of mine (perhaps this should be in the "old gang" thread) lived probably about half a mile away from the Houston sports complex. Immediately next door was a conference-type centre. One weekend it staged a guns'n'weapons type exhibition. It is truly staggering what weaponry is available for the general public to buy in the US.

As you might guess, as our American cousins might say, Eddie "creamed himself" and "filled his boots".

After an overnight red-eye into Heathrow, having been bumped from first class onto the last two seats on Scuzz airways, the last thing I needed was a major diplomatic incident trying to explain under what diplomatic exemption a member of my staff was bringing into the country several weapons of mass destruction and items of torture banned the Geneva convention.
Grind

Plastic Man wrote:
Plastic Man wrote:
I've been to quite a few baseball games over the years (Dodgers, Astros and Oilers).


I'm embarrassed to say I meant (the Baltimore) Orioles (my team, a typographical mistake compounded due the fact that I have closely followed their misfortunes for many years now), not the Oilers. The Houston Oilers and the Houston Astros shared the Astrodome, at least for the late 80s, early 90s.

Houston is a strange part of the world. A very good friend of mine (perhaps this should be in the "old gang" thread) lived probably about half a mile away from the Houston sports complex. Immediately next door was a conference-type centre. One weekend it staged a guns'n'weapons type exhibition. It is truly staggering what weaponry is available for the general public to buy in the US.

As you might guess, as our American cousins might say, Eddie "creamed himself" and "filled his boots".

After an overnight red-eye into Heathrow, having been bumped from first class onto the last two seats on Scuzz airways, the last thing I needed was a major diplomatic incident trying to explain under what diplomatic exemption a member of my staff was bringing into the country several weapons of mass destruction and items of torture banned the Geneva convention.


I nearly went to work on serious mofo power station control systems in Dallas when I was first was transferred over here, but luckily I had the chance to do a three week spell as a visiting support scientist from the UK first.

Working on monster multilevel furnaces in the ridiculous heat of August soon put me off that option - coupled with the fact that the general public could seemingly buy serious ammunition and assault weapons (but no beer!) in the immediate neighbourhood of the plant I'd've be working at.

Not to say there aren't nutters with guns up here - I heard what must've been a flock of wild turkeys getting blown away last night.  

* But being able to buy beer helps *
Grind

Yay! The Pants won.

* But only just *
Foo Whiter

Sounds like Brady was back on form G?

Recorded the NFL game day off sky. Looked like the Packers got out of jail against the Bear's.

As much as it pains me to say it. It didnt take long for Farve to get into the groove with the Vikings. I bet the Jets wish he stayed
Grind

The game last night wasn't at all pretty - in truth, the Bills should've really won it, but they somehow managed to fumble a kick off return to give the Pants a glimmer of hope - and they took the opportunity.

Brady seemed a bit off form (one of the Bills' touchdowns was a fairly routine interception), but he's still special. Much like the boy Favre.

Great atmosphere for the last five minutes.

* Now wants to grow up to be a quarterback *
Foo Whiter

Yep as much all those other guys put in the effort its all about the QB! I bet he gets 1st dibs on the cheerleaders as well. Lucky bugger
Dock

Foo Whiter wrote:
Of course it does, nearly went with the Patriots myself the season i started watching it, it was when the Patriots went unbeaten & Tom Brady was king. But thought it would be a bit like picking who was top of the premier league as a team.

I plumped for Green Bay after watching Rodgers come on to replace an injured Favre in a game against Philly. He was brilliant although Green Bay went on to lose. Decided from then on they were my adopted team. Cuts told me it wasn't a bad choice.


Re; Tom Brady, Picked up a couple of bad knocks in pre-season, and his throwing arm is a bit fucked by all accounts. FooFoo, as far as being intersted in NFL 2009 goes, I'm in lad!  

*looks for pub that shows Sunday Night Football, sighs at lack of venues*  
Grind

Dock wrote:
Foo Whiter wrote:
Of course it does, nearly went with the Patriots myself the season i started watching it, it was when the Patriots went unbeaten & Tom Brady was king. But thought it would be a bit like picking who was top of the premier league as a team.

I plumped for Green Bay after watching Rodgers come on to replace an injured Favre in a game against Philly. He was brilliant although Green Bay went on to lose. Decided from then on they were my adopted team. Cuts told me it wasn't a bad choice.


Re; Tom Brady, Picked up a couple of bad knocks in pre-season, and his throwing arm is a bit fucked by all accounts. FooFoo, as far as being intersted in NFL 2009 goes, I'm in lad!  

*looks for pub that shows Sunday Night Football, sighs at lack of venues*  


Saddo that I am, I watched the TV coverage of the game I went to on Monday last night.

Brady only really got his arm going in the final quarter. Probably put off by the cheerleaders being identifiably female during September games.
Dock

I see that the NFL wembley fixture is The Patriots V Tampa (25th Oct). I'm sure the season ticket holders of both clubs are chuffed with that, NOT. I'm against the English fixture. I know it's highly popular over here, but I feel for the fans in the U.S.
Grind

Dock wrote:
I see that the NFL wembley fixture is The Patriots V Tampa (25th Oct). I'm sure the season ticket holders of both clubs are chuffed with that, NOT. I'm against the English fixture. I know it's highly popular over here, but I feel for the fans in the U.S.


It might not be as bad as you might think - in general, very few away fans make it to NFL games, so the Patriots aren't overly bothered (I know of a few people who are going to England though) and Tampa are presumably being amply recompensed for moving their home fixture.

I'm not sure how committed most Tampa fans are - but I guess there must be a few who are somewhat peeved.

I heard that it was all but sold out?
Foo Whiter

There should be some happy boys on here Pats,Jets & Packers all won this week.

Just watched the highlights show on Sky Farve threw a great TD with four seconds to go. If he carries on like that he'll be up there with the all time greatest QB's.
Pond Life

Foo Whiter wrote:
I'm thinking of starting an NFL prediction league, who wants in?


No thanks.
Foo Whiter

I think this image basically sums up how i feel right now.


Grind

Foo Whiter wrote:
There should be some happy boys on here Pats,Jets & Packers all won this week.

Just watched the highlights show on Sky Farve threw a great TD with four seconds to go. If he carries on like that he'll be up there with the all time greatest QB's.


Thank Feck, I had $20 riding on the Vikings.  
Foo Whiter

Just seen the highlights of Farve sticking it to the Packers. That must be hard to swallow 16 seasons at Green Bay then retires only to come back & haunt them. How is it over in the states pretty mild or death threats & booing?
Grind

Foo Whiter wrote:
Just seen the highlights of Farve sticking it to the Packers. That must be hard to swallow 16 seasons at Green Bay then retires only to come back & haunt them. How is it over in the states pretty mild or death threats & booing?


Bit of a storm in a teacup really - although I wish he'd retired properly, even though he obviously still has exceptional talent.

The Patriots (and Boston sports teams in general) are having a poo time of it of late.
Plastic Man

Radio "5 live sports extra" (WTF?) are broadcasting games live. I'm listening on-line - not sure if its available on digital radio as well.

Currently, Seattle Seahawks v Arizona Cardinals

http://www.bbc.co.uk/5livesportsextra/commentaries/
Late Doors

5lvSpXtra if you please.
Foo Whiter

Just watching Farve sticking it to the packers again on sky. Fooking shocking so far.
Foo Whiter

Aaron Rodgers has now been sacked more times than Russel Brand has had Katy Perry in the sack so far...
Dock

FooFoo, do you think the Colts have peaked too early? Seen other teams falter in the past who are 11-0 at this point in the season. Not wanting to be negative or owt, but it does happen.
bearing

Watch some proper sports!
Dock

bearing wrote:
Watch some proper sports!


What like? Fucking golf??????? FFS! no, really, FFS!  
Foo Whiter

Sorry Dock I was meant to get back to you on this. I'm no expert on this but it seems unlikely the colts will have the perfect season. In my first full season of watching the nfl the patriot's seemed unbeatable Brady was on fire with moss then the giants won at green bay in the snow with the last kick off the game. That spurred them on to win the super bowl the pressures got to the patriots imho. Minnesota look good with farve at the helm this season but I haven't seen everyone play yet

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